Department of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Naval Observatory. (1942 - 09/18/1947)
ARC Identifier 12990 / Local Identifier 80-MN-4280B
STORY OF THE BLACK CATS
DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon.
April 26, 2011
Converted PBY Catalina airplanes
"A US Navy film, written and produced in the Southwest Pacific. Dedicated to the Officers and Men of VP Squadrons, Commander of Aircraft, Seventh Fleet."
WWII era film, approx 20 minutes. Good sound and quality visuals. Topic is the "Black Cats Squadron" - rare night fighter aircraft of the US Navy from 1943-1945.
(The planes were PBY Catalina amphibian aircraft that were converted to bombers, which would attack the Japanese Navy at night in the Pacific Theater.)